Nicholas Kurti Senior Research Fellowship in the Sciences




Brasenose College invites applications for a Nicholas Kurti Senior Research Fellowship in the Sciences. This Fellowship is designed to be filled by an individual of outstanding academic distinction and with a highly distinguished research record.  The Fellowship is open to individuals who are carrying out research in Oxford in any branch of Science, Mathematics or Engineering. The Kurti Fellowships are non-stipendiary, but include membership of the Senior Common Room with free meals, and research and entertainment allowances.  Fellows are required to have a salaried post at Professorial level within the University or one of its institutes, with a tenure of at least twelve months from the date of taking up the Fellowship. The Senior Fellowship will start on 1 October 2020 and, provided the Fellow continues to hold a salaried post, will last, in the first instance, for five years. The Fellowship may be renewed for a maximum of one further five-year term (provided that the Fellow continues to hold a salaried post during the second term).  he Fellow will be encouraged to become a College graduate adviser as well as participating in the life of the College, and may be requested to assist in the selection of undergraduate and graduate students of the College. A Kurti Fellow may also be invited, but not required, to undertake paid teaching of up to six hours a week for Brasenose, in which case a contract of employment will be offered. The Fellowship may not be held in conjunction with a Fellowship at another Oxford College.

Further particulars and an application form are available here. Applications should be accompanied by a full c.v., together with an outline, not exceeding 1000 words, explaining in non-technical language the significance of the applicant’s research, and these should be submitted online at using the Applications for Academic Appointments box.   Applicants should ask their two referees to write to the Principal by the closing date, submitting their letters online at using the References for Academic Appointments box.  The deadline for applications is is Monday 20 April 2020 at 9.00am.  Interviews are not normally held for the Nicholas Kurti Senior Research Fellowship.